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The fans of the English super champion Lewis Hamilton, which last year equaled German Michael Schumacher’s all-time record of seven titles in the Formula One, renewed for a season plus the contract that binds him to the team Mercedes After several months of negotiation, and it will be the starting point in the 2021 calendar to continue adding talent and speed to the highest category of world motorsport.

The German team, winner of the last seven constructors’ world championships, has concluded the speculations and versions in this regard, when making a statement with the announcement on Monday. “I am delighted to face what will be my ninth season with my teammates from Mercedes”, declared Hamilton, who in the pandemic season raised to 98 his own historical record of “poles” and beat the number of victories held by German Michael Schumacher (91), extending it to 95 before the end of the calendar.

“With this team we have achieved incredible things together and we want to increase our successes even more, improving continuously, both on and off the circuits,” said the 36-year-old, who would earn about 55 million dollars in the following season . Stevenage’s spectacular champion debuted in the category in 2007 with McLaren, a team with which a year later he won his first title, which would be added to the six won with Mercedes.

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Without a drastic change in the rules, English is the main favorite to win the 2021 World Cup, that will start the last weekend of March with the Bahrain Grand Prix and is initially planned to 23 races.

“I am convinced to follow the path that we started to make motorsport more diverse for future generations And I’m grateful that Mercedes has shown me their full support in this regard, ”said Hamilton. I am proud to say that we are extending that effort beyond this year by launching a foundation dedicated to diversity and inclusion in sport. Everything we can build together inspires me and I can’t wait to get back on track in March. “

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his team leader, the Austrian Toto Wolff, also celebrated the renewal agreement with his highest figure: “We always agreed with Lewis that we would continue together, but the unusual year we had in 2020 resulted in it taking some time to complete the process. We have decided to extend our sports relationship for another season and start a longer-term project, to take the next step in our shared commitment to greater diversity within our sport “.



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